MiSec Southfield Meetup February 11th – Cancelled

#misec Southfield will not be meeting this month as we prepare our new venue for March’s meetup.

 

Stay tuned for address/info!

MiSec Jackson Meetup February 9th 2016

This month we will be hosting another round of Lighting talks! The talks are anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes in length.

Lighting Talk Topics for Tuesday:
RFID!                By Josh
IPV6                  By Samuel Bradstreet
The EVILbit!   By daniel Ebbutt
TLS!                  By James

If you have a topic you would like to present then come on out and wing it this Tuesday night!

Tuesday, February 9th, at 7 pm
Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza`
Jackson, MI 49201

Please use the Francis Street parking deck.

MiSec Southfield Meetup January 14th

This month, Jeremy Nielson will present: Red Team Follies.

Or, “How I learned to stop worrying and detect pentester’s mistakes”. Are you tired of hearing how the penetration testers totally pwned another network? Join Jeremy as we laugh at some real Red Team mistakes, and look at ways you can detect and respond to those pentesters before they ruin your weekend!

Lightening Talk:

Chris Jensen will be presenting Remote Surgery: Vulnerabilities Exposed. This talk covers a high level view of security concerns and possible solutions.

Thursday, January 14th, at 7 pm
300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 103
Southfield, MI 48034

MiSec Jackson Meetup December 8th 2015

This Tuesday we will have Keith Axtell speaking on the Art of Packet Capture and Analysis! The talk will start off with some of the basics of packet capture and analysis and move on to move advanced topics.

Tuesday, November 10th, at 7 pm
Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza`
Jackson, MI 49201

Please use the Francis Street parking deck.

MiSec Southfield Meetup December 10th 2015

December is here – which means we’re rounding out the year with OWASP!

 

Nicholas Richardson will be presenting: “Convincing Your Clients  (Without Sacrificing Security)”

Abstract:
When it comes to software development businesses continue to push for user friendly solutions delivered quicker. Juggling the business pressure of delivery and ease of use, while maintaining some semblance of security can be daunting. This talk will focus on how to work with your customers to ensure their needs from usability and velocity, and our needs for security can be both be achieved.

Bio:
Nicholas Richardson has spent over 10 years in the IT field across a range of disciplines. Nick’s experience includes public schools, private outsourced IT, and in-house Technology teams. Presently Nick is a Director of Rapid Application Development for Title Source, where he leads teams including training, support, and software development. At his previous company he served as a Director of Operations building a helpdesk and network operations center, and implementing technical solutions such as private clouds, networks, servers, and various services.

 

Lightening Talk:

Joseph Ciaravino will be presenting: The Good, The Bad, The Endpoint Protection

 

Thursday, December 10th, at 7 pm
300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 103
Southfield, MI 48034

Capture the Flag – #misec RuCTFE 2015 is starting soon!

We are mere hours away from the start of RuCTFE 2015 – #misec is looking forward to hacking the planet with some cool folks!

 

If you are interested and did not already grab a ticket, do so here. Registration is required for entry.

Please bring your laptop, which should have a functional physical Ethernet connection, and should not contain any data you are concerned with losing. This machine should have a hardened OS installed (or running from external boot media/VM) along with any tools you require.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone out at the game!

Our team will be playing from our usual #misec Southfield venue:

Saturday, November 21st, at 4:30 am
300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 103
Southfield, MI 48034

MiSec Jackson Meetup November 10th

This Tuesday will be LIGHTNING Talks!

Our topics for the night are as follows:
+ Cryptology
+ Effective Communication
+ Attack Techniques and more from the past year
+ Matt Johnson as Matt Johnson

If you have a topic you would like to present on then come on out and wing it this Tuesday night!

Tuesday, November 10th, at 7 pm
Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza`
Jackson, MI 49201

Please use the Francis Street parking deck.

MiSec Southfield Meetup November 12th 2015

Amanda Berlin (Infosystir) will be presenting: “From zero to fail”

Abstract:
The long version of her DEFCON 23 talk, Amanda will be talking about information security fails in a variety of industries including healthcare, education, and ISPs. From surprise viruses, bad cabling, water spouts, and fun with bringing enterprise firewalls to their knees.

Bio:
Amanda Berlin is currently a Network Security Engineer at Hurricane Labs. She has been working in the IT industry for around 10 years and has worked in both public and private sector as well as spending a decent time in healthcare. She managed the internal phishing campaign at a medium size healthcare facility to promote user education about phishing and hacking through an awards based reporting program. She is a lead organizer for CircleCityCon, volunteers at many other conferences, and enjoys writing and teaching others. Amanda lives at home with her three boys and “Rabbit” the cat.

Thursday, November 12th, at 7 pm
300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 103
Southfield, MI 48034

MiSec Jackson Meetup October 13th 2015

Mark Stanislav will be presenting “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Hacking IoT Baby Monitors”

Abstract:
Every couple of months, the news covers some prankster yelling at an infant or an unsuspecting nanny through a baby monitor by hijacking its RF signal or abusing vendor-default credentials over the web. As the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) continues, the capabilities of a predator or prankster to abuse baby-monitoring devices is increasing due to the usage of a complex mixture of platforms, protocols, and hardware. With many high-end baby monitoring devices on the market, how is the never-ending expansion of must-have features for parents being weighed against the threats posed by continually increasing attack surface to provide them?

This presentation will discuss security research performed against nine of the most highly-regarded IoT baby monitors on the market today. Details of research methodologies and vulnerability findings will be presented to give attendees insight into what security flaws were found within the intricate combination of mobile applications, protocols, services, and hardware running these devices. Examples of potential remediations for identified flaws will be conveyed to help attendees learn the right way to handle similar situations in their own engineering efforts. Lastly, a custom scoring system will be used to help provide an apples-to-apples view of how each device faired in holistic security versus other assessed devices.

Curious about how well your privacy and safety are being taken care of by IoT vendors? Interested in IoT security research and want to understand what flaws are being found in devices today? Want to spin your own IoT research but need a methodology and tools to get you started? Attend this presentation and become more aware of the risks facing your family and from the technologies powering our lives.

Bio:
Mark Stanislav is a Senior Security Consultant on the Global Services team at Rapid7. With a career spanning over a decade, Mark has worked within small business, academia, startup, and corporate environments, primarily focused on Linux architecture, information security, and web application development.

Mark has spoken internationally at over 100 events including RSA, DEF CON, SOURCE Boston, Codegate, SecTor, and THOTCON. Mark’s security research and initiatives have been featured by news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, CNET, Good Morning America, and Forbes. Mark is the co-founder of the Internet of Things security research initiative, BuildItSecure.ly. He is also the author of a book titled, “Two-Factor Authentication”.

Tuesday, October 13th, at 7 pm
Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza`
Jackson, MI 49201

Please use the Francis Street parking deck.

MiSec Southfield Meetup September 2015

September is the quarterly OWASP Detroit meeting. Shaun Bertrand will be presenting: Penetration Testing: Mastering Time & Space.

Most of us don’t have an infinite amount of time to hack an organization. We’re ethical penetration testers bound by the rules and duration defined in a scope of work between us and our clients. As such, effective time management is crucial if you plan on being successful. Shaun Bertrand will walk us through the techniques and strategies that have proven to be beneficial during his 13 years in the field of performing assessments in the Fortune 500 space. Learn what to focus on, what not to focus on, and review some scripts and tools that have been instrumental in identifying “big bang” attack vectors. Both beginners and experts alike will take something from this presentation that they can actively use and prosper from.

Thursday, September 10th, at 7 pm
300 Galleria Officentre, Suite 103
Southfield, MI 48034
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